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Coronavirus death toll reaches 106

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 106, China’s National Health Commission has said.

Authorities reported 25 deaths on Tuesday, with all but one in Hubei province where the virus is believed to have originated.

The number of total cases has now reached more ...

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Nicki Minaj’s brother handed 25-year minimum for assaulting 11-year-old girl

The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his home.

A judge convicted Jelani Maraj of predatory sexual assault and child endangerment in November 2017. The victim gave evidence during the trial that ...

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Lena Dunham shares love of ‘rad chick’ Holly Willoughby

Lena Dunham has revealed that living in the UK has led to a love for Holly Willoughby.

The Girls creator, who has been living in Cardiff while filming her new TV series Industry, has frequently spoken about her love of British shows.

She told the UK version of Cosmopolitan: ...

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Academy stars Saka and Nketiah fire Arsenal into FA Cup fifth round

Bournemouth 1 - 2 Arsenal

Arsenal academy graduates Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah struck to send Arsenal through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

Nketiah’s first Arsenal goal since the 3-1 Premier League win at Burnley in May ...

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Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders ahead of unveiling of ‘historic’ peace plan

Donald Trump has hosted Israel’s PM and his chief rival at the White House on the eve of unveiling a Middle East peace plan, expressing confidence that despite Palestinian rejection they would go along with a blueprint he said was “very good for them”.

The Trump proposal ...

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Gardaí 'very concerned' for woman, 26, missing from Galway

Gardaí in Galway are appealing to the public to help locate a missing woman.

Andreea Mereuta, 26, has been missing from her home in Monalee Manor, Knocknacarra since Thursday, January 23.

Andreea was last seen on Ballalley Lane in Galway city centre at around 2.30am after a social ...

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Leaders' Debate: Housing and crime dominate as leaders clash on policies and coalition options

Housing and crime dominated the first half of tonight's RTÉ election TV debate with leaders also clashing on policies, coalition options and openly trading blows.

While Taoiseach Leo Varadkar came under attack with claims his party had failed to fix the housing crisis, there was also ...

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Gardaí seek help locating boy, 16, missing from Cork

Gardaí in Cork are appealing for information in locating a missing 16-year-old.

Jamie Cooper is missing from Orrery Road in Gurranabraher since Friday, January 24.

Jamie was last seen on Orrery Road, at around 4.30pm on Friday

He is described as being 5" in height, with a ...

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Investigators work to recover victims from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Officials are working to recover victims’ remains from a hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in foggy weather.

About 20 investigators were on the scene where everyone aboard was killed on Sunday morning in a wreck that left ...

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Boyd Barrett calls for 'grand coalition' of the left as RTÉ debate gets underway

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called for a "grand coalition" of the left to ensure Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil are not returned to power.

Speaking as he entered the NUI Galway campus for the Claire Byrne Live debate on RTÉ, the Dun Laoghaire TD attacked the ...

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Belgian ex-king Albert concedes artist is his daughter

Belgium’s former King Albert II is no longer fighting a claim that he is the father of artist and sculptor Delphine Boel, bringing a major breakthrough in a decades-old royal paternity scandal.

After years of court battles, a statement delivered by his lawyers to Belgian media said: ...

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Here is the draw for the FA Cup fifth round

League One Shrewsbury have been handed a dream trip to Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round if they can find a way past Premier League leaders Liverpool.

The Shrews fought back to draw 2-2 with the Reds on Sunday and will be heading for Stamford Bridge if they can pull off an even bigger ...

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Sour grapes: ‘Warmer days could threaten your wine’

Don’t take that chilled glass of wine on a warm day for granted, hotter temperatures could be threatening the grape.

Multiple studies suggest many of the world’s regions that are suitable for planting wine grapes could be lost to climate change.

However, new research ...

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Retailers ‘facing a two-speed Ireland’

Many retailers in Ireland are facing significant challenges in sustaining their businesses despite the economic recovery, Retail Excellence has said in its election manifesto.

The business support organisation said there continues to be a two-speed economy, with retailers outside the main ...

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Eight killed as fire engulfs river boat dock

At least eight people have been killed in an explosive fire that destroyed at least 35 boats docked along the Tennessee River in Alabama.

Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said all eight people known to be missing have been confirmed dead, and “that number could go up, because we ...

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Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the growth of anti-Semitism around the world.

“We have with us the last living survivors, the ...

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Barnier: Frictionless trade impossible after Brexit

Frictionless trade after Brexit will be impossible, the EU chief Brexit negotiator has said.

Michel Barnier made the comments to an audience at the Queen’s University in Belfast just days before the UK is set to leave the EU.

“The UK has chosen to become a third ...

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Woman charged in connection with fatal assault in Wexford

A woman has been charged in connection with a fatal assault in Wexford in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A 33-year-old man was found with stab wounds in the front garden of a house in Ramsgate Village in Gorey.

He was treated by gardaí and emergency services but died at the ...

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Northern Ireland leaders pay tribute to Seamus Mallon

Northern Ireland needs to adopt Seamus Mallon’s legacy of building a shared future, Stormont’s First Minister said.

Arlene Foster paid tribute to a man who has been described as stubborn and straight-talking and who could be awkward but was also thoughtful.

Mr Mallon ...

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McGrath: Fine Gael 'have clearly chosen to play the man and not the ball'

Fine Gael’s approach to the 2020 election campaign has been dismissed as “project fear” by the party’s lead opponents, who have described it as “the sign of a party becoming increasingly desperate”.

“No matter what we say they will attack us,” Fianna Fáil’s ...

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Accuser sobs as she tells trial she tried to fight off Weinstein

A TV production assistant has sobbed as she told jurors at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial that she tried to fight off the disgraced movie mogul and told him “no, no, no” while he sexually assaulted her

As one of two women whose assault claims led to Weinstein being ...

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